by MIKE CHAIKEN
Tracea Bolin has a passion for fashion. But she also has a passion for her nation.
Bolin was a winner at the Magnifique Showcase’s model competition held in Gulfport, Miss. in December. The event was organized by former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Victoria Henley
Before modeling, Tracea served in the U.S. Navy, working in intelligence after graduating the United States Naval and Marine Intelligence School. She served as the Secretary of Naval Personnel at the Pentagon and was chosen as a United States Navy Ceremonial Guard.
To top it all off, Tracea is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm.
But, Tracea said, “The world of fashion and beauty is a great passion of mine.”
Tracea said she graduated from the Barbizon Modeling School, modeled in many bridal shows throughout the region for Virginia Bride magazine and as a high fashion model for Runway2Life. She also walked the runway in New York Fashion Week from 2018-2020 and has appeared on a billboard in New York Times Square. She also was chosen the Mid-Atlantic and East Coast ambassador. She has been featured on the cover of International Face magazine. She was selected as the Super Models Unlimited Most Iconic Model. She was featured in the first ever Moda Models Unlimited Magazine with HiTech Moda, World Class Beauty Queens Magazine and Embrace Beauty Magazine. She also has been in many fashion editorials.
In addition to the military and fashion, Tracea is active in the pageant world. She is a certified Miss America judge, judging across the country. She even has competed herself in a variety of pageants earning titles going back to 1990.